Starfish Swim School, Denver:
Starfish Swim School, in the Greenwood Village suburb of Denver is an established, full-time, dedicated swim school for Adults and Children. Since 2003, Starfish has given hundreds of thousands of swim lessons to students from all over the metro-Denver area. We take pride in teaching adults and children how to swim and safely enjoy the water while building aquatic skills and developing each student’s swimming confidence in a warm, safe and caring environment.
Adult Swim Lessons:
These classes provide adults who did not have the opportunity to learn how to swim as a child, the chance to become more comfortable in the water. You will learn the basic skills, thus increasing your confidence in and around the water. An advanced class is also available for those who just want to refine their strokes or implement a swimming workout into their routine. Although our adult group lessons are more individualized based on the needs and past experiences of our students, we follow our swim school curriculum progression. We modify the activities for each skill to make it more age appropriate and include more information on the reasoning behind the use of each activity.
Private Swim Lessons:
Private lessons are for the ages 14 months to 4 years, the children are required to attend two lessons per week on either a Monday, Wednesday schedule or a Tuesday, Thursday schedule. This is to provide consistency in their learning.
Note: Private lessons are recommended for families that own a pool, hot-tub or boat, or who vacation on or around water often.
Semi-private lessons require you to provide two students of the same ability. We do not match students up for this class.
Swim Classes for Children with Special Needs:
- All ages
Class size is one instructor to 3 students, maximum. We welcome the opportunity to work with children with special needs. We limit the class size to give the child added attention.
Tiny Bubbles (Parent and Tot Classes) - 6 mos to 3 yrs:
- Tiny Bubbles I - 6 months to 18 month olds. Max. 6 students per class.
- Tiny Bubbles II - 18 months to 36 month olds. Max. 6 students per class.
Tiny Bubbles I and II are the ideal classes for babies and toddlers. This class is an opportunity for parents and or caregivers to spend quality time with their children as they acquaint them with the water. Parents immerse themselves and their little ones in a lesson through a series of skills and songs as children gain confidence in the pool. Adults and child will work with their instructor on submersions, rollover breathing, back floats, and water play in a safe, fun, and loving environment.
Please Note: A Parent or Care Giver is required to be in the water with their child for this class.
Group Classes - (Beginner to Advanced):
- Level I: 3 and 4 years of age
- Level II: 5 and 6 years of age
- Level III: 7+ years of age
- 30 minute classes for children 3 years and up. 4 students per class, maximum.
The core, basic, safety skills are taught at our beginner levels. These core skills are to gain comfort and safety in the water through learning that if they were fall into a body of water they would have the ability to swim to a wall or ledge, or if they are too far from a wall or ledge, they’ll have the ability to roll on their back and independently back-float. We then teach them to have a combination of swimming and floating skills to independently move across the water.
All children must possess these skills before they move on to our Angelfish and Higher Level classes.